41-24477 Joan of Arc aka Flaming Mayme

Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-H] Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 25/8/42 as JOAN OF ARC; transferred 340BS/97BG Biskra 20/1/43; Missing in Action Tunis 1/2/43 with Bob Coulter, Co-pilot: Wikle, Navigator: Blair, Bombardier: Birk, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: E.H. Smith, Radio Operator: Hansen, Ball turret gunner: Nease, Waist gunner: C.D. Hooks, Waist gunner: Fitzgerald, Tail gunner: Knight; coll with FW190. Missing Air Crew Report 3516. FLAMING MAYME.


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Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A bomber crew of the 97th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress. They are from left to right: Lieutenant Frank R. Beadle, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Sergeant Chester Love, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Sergeant Richard Williams, of Utica, New York; Lieutenant Levon Ray, of Poolville Texas; Glen V. Leland, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Sergeant Frank Rebello, Tiverton, Rhode Island; Sergeant Joseph Cummings, of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and Sergeant Zane Gemmill, of St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Image stamped on reverse: 'Pas
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Date9 Jul 2023 16:50:52
ChangesChanges to Aircraft Manufacturer, Description, Nicknames and Production Block Number

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.

SOURCE:  https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-10-bo-41-24440-4…


Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:02
ChangesAAM ingest

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